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These beef enchiladas are filled with a flavorful beef, bean and chili mixture, covered in a delicious homemade sauce and smothered in gooey cheese!
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Beef Enchiladas with Homemade Enchilada Sauce

These beef enchiladas are filled with a flavorful beef, bean and chili mixture, covered in a delicious homemade sauce and smothered in gooey cheese!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 1086kcal
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles I used mild
  • 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained thoroughly
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 3 cups Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • 1 batch homemade red enchilada sauce or 1 can store-bought enchilada sauce
  • chopped fresh cilantro and green onions for garnish

Instructions

  • If you're making homemade enchilada sauce, prepare it.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add oil to a big skillet and heat over medium high heat. Add ground beef and crumble (use a potato masher to make it easier). Once ground beef is about halfway cooked, add onion, garlic, and green chiles and saute for 3-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain beef mixture.
  • To make the enchiladas, spread a couple of tablespoons of the enchilada sauce over the tortilla. Add beans in a line down the middle of the tortilla, then add in a spoonful of the beef mixture, drizzle some extra enchilada sauce over the meat, then add one third of a cup of cheese. Roll up tortilla and place in a greased 9 x 13" baking pan. Continue with remaining tortillas.
  • Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas, and sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, broiling the last few minutes if you want the cheese to be a more golden brown. Garnish with chopped cilantro and green onions.

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Notes

** you could easily swap out ground turkey, diced chicken, pre-cooked shredded chicken or all beans for the beef in this recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 1086kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 1524mg | Potassium: 1043mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 703mg | Iron: 8.1mg